TITLE

Examining Perceived Honest Performance Reporting by Public Organizations: Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Practice

AUTHOR(S)
Kaifeng Yang
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jan2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The credibility of performance information provided by government agencies to their stake-holders is critical to performance-based accountability and policy learning. However, the public administration literature has rarely paid attention to the determinants of honest performance reporting. This study draws on the multi-actor principal-agent model and examines how bureaucratic politics (external and internal) and organizational practice (participation and culture) affect an organization's performance reporting. Based on survey data from Taiwan, the results show that supportive external environments and harmonious internal environments are likely to enhance stakeholder participation and innovation culture, which, in turn, encourage honest performance reporting.
ACCESSION #
36111018

 

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